Being the world's fourth largest pharmaceutical company, sanofi-aventis employs nearly 105,000 people in more than 110 countries. Sanofi pasteur, the industry-leading vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group, protects 500 million people from infectious diseases on a yearly basis.

With its international background and 100-year old domestic experience, the company is a unique healthcare company in the region. In our research centre in Újpest, the Hungarian research staff work hard to find the remedy for future illnesses, and make substantial contribution to the development of new and innovative products.

The national company is involved in almost every activity related to pharmacy: From the pre-clinical development of new molecules, through manufacture, to distribution and marketing. The company also markets vaccines as well as drugs available with or without prescription. During its 100-year operation, sanofi-aventis has claimed credit for a high number of developments - such as being the first in the world to manufacture vitamin C on an industrial level, and being the first national manufacturer of insulin and penicillin - , which are highly recognized in the history of both the international and the domestic pharmaceutical industry.